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15/01/2020

More than 1,000 ancient woods are under threat

Words: Laura Edgar

New figures have shown that the number of ancient woods under threat in the UK from built development has risen above 1,000 for the first time.

In response to its findings, the Woodland Trust has called on the government to guarantee protection for “irreplaceable” ancient woods and trees, stating it as a high priority.

The charity is aware of 1,064 ancient woodlands that are at risk of damage or destruction. There may be more that it has not been notified of.

This is the highest number since the trust started collecting.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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